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FOX News
Feb 12, 2011 11:30pm EST
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MSNBC
Feb 23, 2011 5:00pm EST
's our top story tonight. >>> another huge story today, president obama as of today will not defend -- will not defend the constitutionality of the defense of marriage act, doma, his attorney general will not go into the act to enforce the two big provisions, the one keeping provisions of one state affecting another state and the policy, that only a marriage between a man and woman will be recognized until federal law. that's a huge victory for gay rights activists and a big debate tonight on "hardball." >>> the republicans act like they're ready for a fight. so do democrats. history shows when that's the case, you get a fight. watch this battle of chicken when neither truck wants to swerve. government shutdown on the way. both sides think this is a fight they can win, and who is right? >>> yawn thune says he's sitting out 2012, back president obama will be too touch to beat. we're going to check in with the "hardball" strategists on that point. watch what happened when someone scut newt gingrich how he squares his personal marital history with his professed values. time timely this
MSNBC
Feb 9, 2011 2:00am EST
.com, thank you so much. tonight in our phone call survey i asked should president obama and congress raise taxes to balance the budget? 77% of you said yes. 23% of you said no. that's "the ed show." i'm ed schultz. thanks for watching tonight here in our new time slot. >>> right versus far right. let's play hardball. >> good evening, i'm chris matthews in boston. leading off tonight, fight on the right. for the first time in decades we're looking at a real split in the conservative movement. this time over foreign policy. on one side, bill crystal, support the democracy movement in egypt, see the gop as freedom party. tea party, beck and palin were pushing conspiracy theories involving collaboration by the two president bushes and president obama or all three in fact in a muslim world order. this weird fight is our gripping top story tonight. next, donald rumsfeld, former defense secretary has been promoting a book in which he says, contrary to the facts, it was president bush who first pushed fighting the war in iraq after 9/11 when it was, yes, mr. rumsfeld yourself, sir. plus you want t
CNN
Jan 31, 2011 7:00pm EST
demonstration to date. here in washington, the obama administration is playing down concerns that if president mubarak is forced out, radical islamists could cease power. yet, there's a sense of frustration and uncertainty at the white house. the administration has made clear to president mubarak he needs an exit strategy but sees no evidence as yet he is ready for a true dialogue with his critics. as one official put it to me, "it is not clear he is listening, and he may try to overstay his already overstayed time." and we have more from cairo. >> reporter: hi, john. on that point you were just making there about the concern that exists that if the moib regime should fall there would be some islamic government that would take over, a lot of strong opinions on that front from the streets of cairo. people saying that, no, that is not the case because this is not an islamic revolt. this is a revolt of the people and what they do want is democracy. and anyone who comes into power should president mubarak should fall should be held as accountable as he is being held by the population right now. th
CNN
Feb 20, 2011 11:00am EST
and rush limbau limbaugh. michael medved how that's playing on the right. >>> most of the media chids obama for not cutting enough government spending. and by the way, should the taxpayer still be coughing up cash for public broadcasting? i'm howard curtz and this is reliable sources. lara logan was supposed to be a guest on this program last week. she was going to come here to the studio and talk about how she had been arrested and handcuffed and detained by the egyptian army reporting on the protests that rocked the country. then she told us she was going back to cairo days after the detention that made her violently ill and she would join us by satellite on sunday morning. on saturday, her producer sent word she kontd make it, she was heading back to the united states. earlier this week we found out the sickening news of what actually had happened. >> lara was covering celebrations in cairo when she was surrounded by a mob, sexually assaulted and beaten. she was rescued by a group of women and egyptian soldiers. lara is back in the states now and we're pleased to report she's recovering
FOX News
Feb 6, 2011 6:00pm EST
't think barack obama is waiting on me to tell him what he should do. >> he probably has better advice than he might get from the cia. >> from the intelligence committee they are underscoring we didn't read the country right and it is hard to read countries and hard to read the mysteries of countries and even the egyptians could never tell a young man would set himself ablaze en -- in tunisia and the dispute would reach egypt and we have done well reading egypt. it is a fact of life but it is difficult to read distant lands. >> what should the policy be, working behind the scenes to promote a transition, speaking more publicly than we have. >> we have done one thing well and that is central to the equation, we have made sure the army does not go for a massive crack down. >> urging that? absolutely and the big difference between iran and -- in the summer of '09 and egypt right now is the fact that iran was not in our sphere of influence and egypt is. and, the kid glove treatment, if you will, restraint of the army and restraint of the police and restraint of hosni mubarak has to do with the
CSPAN
Feb 12, 2011 2:00pm EST
the obama administration tand democrat congress pursued an agenda of every frustrated liberal at the expense of the public good and contrary to the will of the people. when america needed a growth strategy to revive our session-racked economy, the obama administration and the pelosi-reid congress gave us a $1 trillion stimulus bill that only stimulated more government. as unemployment soared to 10%, america needed and called for policies that would spur job creation. instead of focusing on jobs, the obama administration and its democrat congress spent a year concocketting a government-run health care system, one that stifles job creation as well as drives up the cost of health care. at a time when we desperately needed incentives to create new jobs, president obama and his congressional allies tried to impose the biggest tax increase in american history on small business owners by letting the bush tax cuts expire. two years of their calling for these massive tax increases caused more uncertainty among employers, making them reluctant to hire anybody or spend more money. along the way, the pr
FOX News
Jan 31, 2011 9:00pm EST
american presidencies. from reagan to obama has endured and lived with and supported the tyranny of hosni mubarak >> sean: isn't it connected to the fact when you go back to camp david accords and sadat after his assassination the fact that egypt lived up to that accord in an environment surrounded by countries that even they were alienated for living up to that accord for the first 10 years? >> right. i believe he's a man of egypt. the peace was made not by hosni mubarak, it was made by sadat. mubarak kept the peace the peace was made in 1977 by a very brave man by the name of anwar sadat. >> sean: i read his autobiography. i think fundamentally what is the third option? if not the muslim brotherhood and elbaradei? if it is not going to be pew mu stays in place? is the third option, vice president's tomorrow will meet with opposition leaders and try and form some type of coalition? >> the third way would be genuine power sharing between the military and civilian administration. the military could be the political system would not go in the wrong hands. the civilian opposition, unity gove
CW
Feb 26, 2011 10:00pm CST
president obama calls for longtime leader small marta step down. >> doing what just recently was considered unfathomable this amateur video shows protesters marching with the old libyan flag, the one used before the gadhafi regime decades ago. as more and more territory falls into the hands of protesters gaddafi's horses have made a stand with reports of united nations headquarters the security council was called to discuss sanctions against the regime. >> the deeply disturbing situation in libya... the fires must stop. so brutally shedding the blood must be punished. >> president barack obama has ordered a freeze at it's important that any penalties don't heard the libyan people. >> not as many layoffs this year but to counter workers will still feel the budget package. the number of days it will have to take off without pay. >> are member of my rahm emmanuel's transition scheme had to step aside when he was asked questions about ethics violations. >> we will end the weekend with some rain and maybe some more snow but tonight's problem is the ice. [ female announcer ] to do well, kids need
CSPAN
Feb 26, 2011 6:15pm EST
word? it is wrong to care? we are against care? we are going to fight against care? i am glad obama cares. i am glad democrats care. [applause] look, if it is not democrats who are caring about somebody getting kicked around because they have a pre-existing illness, who is going to care? if democrats don't care about small businesses who cannot afford health care, who is going to care? if democrats are not the ones caring about the cost of college, who is going to care? we do care. that is one of the great things about being a democrat, a we should be very proud of that approach worked president. in that battle between focusing on the future and the other party fighting the battles of the past, we are wrong to see more of this over the next two years and it will make it easier to make that choice plane to the american people. but the time when our next together, the reelection will be up and running and will likely begin in the second quarter of the year. the president has announced in an unusual way, the reelection will not be in the washington d.c. area. he said it worked in chica
CNN
Feb 3, 2011 11:00am EST
of the day. our question to you is about president obama's faith. he spoke about it today, addressing the belief by some that he is a muslim and not a christian. carol costello is here. he keeps facing the same question. >> i know, he does. president obama got personal abouts had faith his morning at the national prayer breakfast, talking about how accepted jesus christ in his life and a poll shows that only a minority of americans know he is a christian and a growing number of americans who believe she a muslim. the white house says his speech is not in response to those who love to call him barack hussein obama. >> my christian faith has been a sustaining force for me over these last few years. all the more so when michelle and i hear our faith questioned. from time to time. we are reminded that ultimately what maurtters is not what othe people say about us but whether we are being true to our conscience and god. >> according to pugh research half of americans correctly identify the presidents a christian. here is your time to talk back. what will it take for people to believe presi
FOX
Feb 3, 2011 6:00pm EST
yule -- annual national prayer breakfast, president obama said the u.s. is mindful of the violence in egypt. >> and we pray the violence in egypt will end and that the rights and aspirations of the egyptian people will be realized. and that a better day will dawn over egypt and throughout the world. >> in recent days, the omaga -- obama administration is calling on mubarak to accept change and to transition to a more democratic system and president obama urged restraint on all sides amid the escalation there. >>> talk about the economy. president obama wants americans to switch to clean energy. they called on businesses to invest in clean energy technology and said go -- the tax credit if commercial buildings are more energy efficient and hopes they will create jobs and help the environment. >>> it was a brazen heist at the bellagio. a man caught on camera stealing $1.5 million in casino chips. now, police say that they know who he is. >>> plus, a burglary suspect caught in montgomery county. that guy probably would still be free right now. if he was not so greedy and oh, so forget
FOX News
Feb 2, 2011 1:00am EST
of the first supporters of then senator obama over senator clinton to be president. then she has last august this vote in missouri some horrendous percentage, 70% wanted to dump the individual mandate. now she has to do backpedaling. what is she going to do? >> i don't know. the secretary of health and human services has granted 2.2 million waivers. >> greta: that takes the money out of the system so who going to pay? >> 167 unions. >> greta: how many? >> 167 unions, 880,000 union employees. >> greta: how many got waivers? >> 40% have gone to union employees, just 7% of the workforce. total now of over 500 waivers, 2.2 million americans. we think every american ought to be able to get a waiver from this terrible health care law. >> greta: when do we get a vote on your bill? >> we don't know. repeal and replace will be voted on tomorrow. i hope it passes. i hope we start over. john and you are committed to making sure this amendment is placed on any bill that comes through the senate until we get a vote. if the people of this country could speak not just judges this bill would be released our
FOX News
Feb 13, 2011 3:00pm EST
100 billion in spending. now comes round two, can they win the showdown with president obama and the democrats? for pain? oh, bayer aspirin? i'm not having a heart attack. it's my back. it works great f pain. [ male announcer nothing's proven to relieve pain better than extra strength bayer aspirin. it rushes relief to the site of pain. feel better? yeah. thanks for the tip. the smell of home made chili to the site of pain. whatever scents fill your household, purina tidy cats scoop helps neutralize odors in multiple cat homes... keeping your house smelling like it should. purina tidy cats scoop. keep your home smelling like home. >> after a heated internal battle over just how much to slash spending. house republicans announced late this week, what are the biggest cuts since world war ii, a total of 100 billion dollars from president obama's proposed 2011 budget. house budget committee chairman paul ryan had announced plans last week to cut government spending by about half that. but some of the g.o.p. insisted that didn't go far enough and were pushing for far deeper spend
MSNBC
Feb 9, 2011 6:00am EST
was very tough on him. i mean, i question obama. that's what you're supposed to do. by the way, o'reilly, you know, that's what o'reilly does and obama knew what he was getting into. it would be much better to have that back and forth which worked well for barack obama, thank you very much. >> pat buchanan, norah o'donnell and jonathan capehart. there you go. >> it's stunning, though. bill maher, bill o'reilly's not a patriot? >> that's ridiculous. >> look at what bill maher said about george w. bush and dick cheney. they were body blows for eight straight years. >> look, you invite bill o'reilly for a q & a, you get bill o'reilly for a q & a. sam donaldson did the same thing when he interviewed presidents back in the 1980s. people would say, here comes sam. if you can't handle it, get out of the kitchen. >> the president did handle it. i think the president got the best of everybody on there and the millions and millions and millions of people watching saw a president when he was asked why do people hate you, saw him laugh. he brushed the question aside and this is good for him.
MSNBC
Feb 18, 2011 9:00am EST
? michelle obama's words on the subject touched off a fiery debate and don't think you can predict where liberals and con conservatives come down on this one t is february 18, 2011, i'm savannah guthrie. >> everything have to be polar rising. >> apparently nothing sacred. >> i'm chuck off. get to the run down. maybe the next political story the next two years has been ignited in wisconsin. we are going to start in a showdown in the states. governors are slashing spending, cope with billions of dollars in budget short falls thanks to a whole bunch of reasons, medicaid new york more recovery act, the battle lines are drawn in many 2012 battleground states. many have ideologically conservative republican governors. >> to set the scene a little bit, 44 states are projecting combined deficits of 125 billion for 2012. this pits democrats against fiscally conservative governors, many of whom have just come into office. in which is, which the protests in their fourth straight day over governor so the scot walkers a plan to eliminate most collective bargaining rights for public employees and make
MSNBC
Feb 28, 2011 5:00pm EST
they need to get and stay elected. >>> plus president obama's looking to republicans at least like a winner next year. only five flawed or poorly known candidates look ready to take the plunge. to quote peggy lee, is that all there is? >>> also, who blinked on the government shutdown? democrats agree to cuts, but they were cuts president obama had already called for. the real story here may be that once again neither side is ready to actually cut those big ones. social security, medicare. you get hurt doing that stuff. >>> and did you catch this from the weekend? defense secretary robert gates told west point cadets that any defense chief like him who advises the president to send another large land army into asia, the middle east or africa should, quote, have his head examined. did gates the guy w. named secretary of defense just say the iraq war was a mistake, finally? >>> finally for us, let me finish tonight with a great man who made what may be his last appearance at the oscars last night. someone who truly deserves our praise. >>> we begin with what the republicans are up to as they t
MSNBC
Feb 8, 2011 5:00pm EST
theories involving collaboration by the two president bushes and president obama or all three in fact in a muslim world order. this weird fight is our gripping top story tonight. next, donald rumsfeld, former defense secretary has been promoteing a book in which he says, contrary to the facts, it was president bush who first pushed fighting the war in iraq after 9/11 when it was, yes, mr. rumsfeld yourself, sir. plus you want to know what's behind the sudden pressure to get jeb bush to run for president? hopelessness, less to do with bush himself than the republican field of next turners out there and second raters that pose a weak challenge to president obama next year. also, who would have thought the challenge to the health care bill would come from senate democrats. the moderates and some may have more to say about killing, the key individual mandate in the bill than all the republicans put together. let me finish tonight with that big announcement in philly today that the country is going to actually build, really build, a fast national train system. let's start with the conserva
CNN
Feb 1, 2011 7:00pm EST
's an image from the demonstration that speaks volumes. yes we can too. the theme borrowed from the 2008 obama campaign and a pointed message who believe this white house has been too slow to embrace their cause. the administration told mubarak he needed to do more, including an attempt to bring in opposition leaders and emergency government over the past 24 hours. they went further telling the president he lost washington support and needed to orchestrate a transition and just now the president sent this message to the protesters on the ground >> the people in egypt, particularly the young people of egypt, i want to be clear. we hear your voices. i have an unyielding belief that you will determine your own destiny. >> so now what is not just a question in egypt. ed henry is working sources on where the administration sees this crisis heading. ed? >> in private they are much bolder than they are in public. you heard the president go only so far there even in backing the protesters in extending his hand and say we hear your voices, also in public as you netted, maybe a push to the president and
FOX News
Feb 2, 2011 5:00am EST
chaos. president obama and secretary of state clinton have both dealt with the dictator mubarak for the past two years as ever american president has done for the past 30 years. even though mubarak is a villain and the far left despises him. they have to be careful how they frame the issue. former abc news man sam donaldson said something interesting on sunday he praised the al jazeera network for its egyptian coverage. >> thank you for what you are doing. people say al jazeera fanned the flames here by bringing the fact that democracy is in existence and people being suppressed. that's what we need. we need more communication in the world. not al jazeera's fault that mubarak is under a siege now. >> bill: may not be al jazeera's fault but they have certainly contributed to rise in arab anger. al jazeera makes a living blaming most problems on the middle east on the u.s.a. and israel. any leader to supports america is barred on the network and oppose are praised. al jazeera covered it life. telling the crowd quote our common enemy, israel, britain, repeat after me, no, no americ
CSPAN
Feb 14, 2011 12:30am EST
president obama talks about the budget and education. we will also have reaction from the pentagon, the white house budget office, and members of congress. on tuesday, the house is expected to start debate on a bill that proposes a broad reductions in fiscal year 2011 spending levels possible vote later in the week. live health coverage on c-span. tomorrow on c-span3, a hearing on public employee pensions and state financial problems. our live coverage starts at 4:00 p.m. eastern on c-span3. >> we are focused with the threat is. our goal is to protect whatever consumers or employees use. >> monday, cyber security on the communicator's on c-span2. >> not a look at the week ahead for the president and congress. this is just under an hour. "washington journal" continues. host: our sunday round table, welcome back. let's begin with c-pac conference which wrapped up yesterday. coming in first in the non- binding straw poll again this year, texas commerce ron paul getting 30%. what do you read into those numbers? guest: ron paul has proved to be pretty popular. this group -- the tracks c
FOX News
Feb 2, 2011 1:00pm EST
. the number has grown to 733 businesses and unions that have received waivers for the obama care law. here's the problem, megyn. you good to the website, hhs.gov and you call it up and you see unions after unions, indiana u.f.c. local, united crafts benefits, united food, and then you come to the sciu. they have three waivers. here's a group that gave $27 million for mr. obama when he was running for president back in 2008. also, were the most vocal supporters for obama care during the debate and now they're asking for health care waivers for their own groups. 40% of the 733 names on this list are unions. that while only around 11% to 12% of the work force is unionized. let's call it overwhelmingly more popular on this list than the businesses. megyn: isn't that because of the mini med programs they offer? it started to unfold with companies like mcdonald's saying, we give them healthcare, but it's not big medical programs. and they would be penalized in a way that would make them choose getting rid of the policies or paying tons of dough. >> absolutely. megyn: the way i put it more nefari
MSNBC
Feb 7, 2011 6:00am EST
and author of "the violence of peace" america's wars in the age of obama, steven carter here to talk about the super bowl this morning. >> willie, what happened, man? >> it was a good game. >> the super bowls have all been good for the last six, seven years. the bears/colts one kind of stunk. packers jump out to a 21-3, looked like you could go to bed at halftime. >> did i. >> then they cut the score to four. they couldn't quite finish off the comeback. incredible run for the packers. they had to fight to get into the playoffs. they won on the road to philly, atlanta, chicago and now beating the steelers. aaron rodgers was named mvp. remember he was drafted to be brett favre's backup, stepping out of favre's long shadow and winning the most valuable player trophy last night. >> mark halperin, try to weigh this for me if you will. >> please. >> as we watch the super bowl highlights, what you think had more impact on the sporting world yesterday, the steelers losing the super bowl to this gutsy team or liverpool beating chelsea? >> a draw. >> it's a draw. >> no doubt about it. >> you saw the
MSNBC
Feb 9, 2011 10:00am EST
by the same party, they get more suspicious. very controversial, when obama's doing it. and perhaps it's something to be expected. perhaps even healthy. >> going to the white house is president obama will sign an extension, so i don't know. the democrats can't really use those, can they? >> i think they can. i think they overplayed their hand a little bit here. on their procedural change to require two-thirds majority. they could have put it up for the regular majority. so now, they feel they've given the democrats a little ammunition. >> what do you think now, pat, and what do you see it meaning going forward with these new tea party members? not just them, but the conservatives who are feeling energized by these new freshmen? >> they are constitutionalists and conservatives. we're about ten years out from 9/11 and their national concern is the national security state. they hold to the view that it's usually their own government that really intrudes upon liberty. they're being consistent with their values and beliefs and i think the republican party has to be aware that there's a lot
ABC
Feb 2, 2011 4:30am EST
. >> thank you. 35 degrees outside. >> president obama calls for his egyptian counterpart to step aside. we will have the latest. >> first, more overnight outages. outages. have a live report our new neighbors are coming over for dinner. i've vacuumed my carpet but it's still so dingy. she needs resolve deep clean powder. it's fast and effective. resolve gets your carpet truly clean. the moist powder penetrates deep to release trapped in dirt left behind by vacuuming. leaving your carpet looking like new. and it dries in only 20 minutes. it looks great! the carpet that keeps up with the joneses. trust resolve. forget stains. for tough pet stains and odors resolve pet products get your carpet truly clean. >> welcome back. we are checking our top stories . the d.c. area's got a blow from the storm. some places were cold enough to see some pricice. heavy rain could lead to a standing water in some areas. that same storm is causing much bigger problems elsewhere. snow and ice have close airport of the way to rhode island. some places could get 2 feet of snow. several governors have declared sta
NBC
Feb 11, 2011 12:00pm EST
. the obama admintration ss e decision to step down is a positive first step. >> the egyptian government and military now seem to be an agreement that president mubarak's adopt a more symbolic role. the president emphasized that his new position and he left hero and whzero showing that is no longer in the capital directing the day-to-day affairs of the country or managing the crisis. yesterday, he handed over his authority to the vice president. today, the army said it was excepting that transfer of power and said it would act to guarantee that the aspiration of the egyptian people are met. free and fair elections will be held and there will be no retribution against the demonstrators. the army is putting its credibility on the line but so far, the demonstrators are not accepting it. they don't trust the process even now that the army says it will guarantee a car they want mubarak to leave egypt and fear that ehe could even come back and change the system again. >> their reaction to the resignation is coming in quickly. this is what a few of our facebook friends had to separate"wow, i ho
Univision
Feb 3, 2011 6:30pm EST
caos y que tomaría el poder la extremista hermandadio presión pública y privadaisionn presidente obama. >> sobre egipto la administración dijo teme que mañana haya enfrentamientos más graves está pidiendo a este gobierno que detenga los actos de agresión contra periodistas incluyendo estadounidenses. >> dicen que es su clara responsabilidad. >> (en inglés). >> ella cortó al gobierno y a la representación de la oposición civil y política a comenzar inmediatamente serias negociaciones para una transición pacífica. >> el deseo de libertad básicas ne extiende por la región peronv h@ temivisionoti a lao univun vr isioio lasunivisnoero un maniot o univaron enotio univ finunioni un íionuticier aivisiounivnoti o noticitici yun eionticierivision ticierren funivr elh@ finciero n ivisioerno.univis no seh@anizanisionnoticiunivisur de semana en siria. >> la partida de mubarak afectará a toda la región. >> si cae va haber grandes consecuencias porque hay dictadura en siria y en todas partes. >> existe un grave descontento popular que ningún servicio de inteligencia pudo predecir. >
NBC
Feb 8, 2011 4:00am EST
[ cheers and applause ] ♪ sdloo this morning on "early today," rethinking reform. the obama administration puts the brakes on the call for a new leadership in egypt. >>> drug tragedy along the border with mexico claims the live of at least two americans. border with mexico claims the live of at least two americans. >>> and handbag hero. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> hello and good morning. i'm lynn berry. today, we begin with compromise in cairo. the united states is reconsidering a push for swift reform in egypt, calling for a slower pace to progress, easing the call for a transition to power and president hosni mubarak to step down. whether egypt protesters accept the timetable for his stepdown remains to be seen. >> good morning, everyone. according to the country's constitution, that would trigger an election and given what's going on there right now. there are questions as to whether they could organize free and fair elections in such a short period of time. but the government is doing something to appease these protesters. the new cabinet has allevi
CNN
Feb 15, 2011 5:00pm EST
. >>> happening now, president barack obama says he's eager to have an adult conversation about overspending. we're deciphering the main messages of his surprise news conference. >>> plus, death chants by iranian lawmakers. they are trying to snuff out anti-government protests by calling for the execution of some opposition leaders. >>> and after months of scandal, italy's prime minister now facing trial on sex and abuse of power charges. we have an exclusive interview with a woman who is being investigated for hooking him up with young women. wolf blitzer is off today. i'm jessica yellin. you're in "the situation room." >>> president obama faced reporters today after enduring 24 hours of mostly bad reviews about his new budget blueprint. he used a hastily called news conference to defend his spending plan as well as his response to the revolution in egypt, and he laid down some new markers for his next two years in office. our senior white house correspondent ed henry was there. ed, the president seemed pretty defensive today. >> reporter: he was a little defensive in dealing with the situation
FOX News
Feb 6, 2011 10:00am EST
their promise, put the cuts into the budget and let obama veto it and shut the government down, if that is the case, or let democrats in the senate block it and, again, shut the government down and that will be on them, not on the republicans. >> jamie: that is interesting. is there a risk/reward analysis here? what do the house republicans have to lose by sticking to the pledge and seeing what democrats do in the senate? >> i think that you are exactly right, that that is absolutely the best possible scenario, because the worst thing that can happen is that democrats block it. and republicans can always go into the next election, saying we kept our promise and we were the adults, we made these proposed cuts, obviously, we don't control the sentence and don't control the white house and therefore we couldn't, you know, didn't succeed, democrats blocked it, but, if that this is case, then you -- you know, every election is pin the tail on the donkey and you pin the tail on the donkey and make sure you win the argument and blame it on the democrats. and, they -- that way they hav
CSPAN
Feb 27, 2011 7:00am EST
obama is at the white house most of this week. he is in miami on friday. in new york, the un secretary general congratulating the secretary -- security council in taking a united stand against libya. slapping sanctions on the libyaan leader, his family, and assisted. the white house is urging the leader to leave as soon as possible. in wisconsin, the budget battle continues. good morning for this sunday, february 27. if you could advise the president to sit down with one person, who would that be? 202-737-0001 our line for republicans and 202-737-0002 for democrats and if you are an independent, the number to call is 202-628-0205. a look at some of the headlines from outside washington. in madison, wisconsin, saturday's gathering the largest so far as 70,000 demonstrated against the budget cuts. the headline is -- the anatomy of a protest. meanwhile, from the pittsburgh post gazette, obama urges gadhafi to quit. many believe the changes could herald a new dawn of a new epoch after centuries of humiliation in the arab world. the "chicago tribune", rahm emanuel prepares to take over as t
MSNBC
Feb 22, 2011 10:00am EST
. generally high marks for the obama administration during what happened in egypt and as that was playing out, former bush defense secretary paul wolf owe wots says he thinks the u.s. should be providing humanitarian aid support, where does this leave the obama administration? >> i think that the obama add minute strigs is where they've been. they're being very caution here to not get out in front of this too much, to sort of allow it time to play out. but i think on this question of humanitarian aid, when you talk to experts they say that's not really what's needed right now. this is a country that has resources. if you wanted to bring in humanitarian aid, the actual challenge here is one of access. it would be virtually impossible to get resources into the country at this moment. so we'll continue to watch it play out. >> alicia, thank you. carl bernstein, rick lazio, thank you. we have a lot more to talk about this morning. >>> i want to check in on wall street where stocks are plunging and oil prices are soaring on this growing unrest in libya. cnbc's becky quick joins me. what's happenin
MSNBC
Feb 3, 2011 3:00pm EST
saw on the streets over the last several days, the violence that president obama, as recently as tuesday night, was laudsing t military because they prevents it and calling for further acts of nonviolence, that has deteriorated quickly. the secretary of defense, other top white house officials, in frequent contact with counterparts in egypt but serving to illustrate the fact the white house has a limits amount of influence over the situation right now. >> so the facts are, from january 25th, when demonstrators started to gather and put on the pressure to get mubarak's attention, they've now gotten mubarak's attention. he's making this announcement that he's not going to run for re-election. however, since that announcement, we've seen nothing but the chaos continue to grow. and tomorrow is the day of departure that these organizers have called upon mubarak to leave and things are going to change. when the president and the administration are hearing that what are their fears for what's going to happen tomorrow when mubarak does not step down and vacate? >> reporter: i think th
NBC
Feb 23, 2011 6:00pm EST
with that part of the story. >> thanks. >> reporter: the obama administration still considering what to do. not actioning. even though critics complain that president obama needs to do more to stop the crisis in a nation that produces as much oil as we do in the entire gulf of mexico. so far he's waiting. president obama again issued a warning. >> we strongly condemn the use of violence in libya. >> reporter: backers of libyan strong man moammar gadhafi are defiant. the day after the dictator vowed to crush the rebellion, h power is slipping. and his nation is split. rebels now control eastern libya. some libyan soldiers have defected. >> we are behind the people. >> reporter: gadhafi backers blame the west. and many americans are leaving, a dozen or two getting out on a dutch plane, many more tonight on a ferry. amid the chaos, u.s. and european diplomats and their families worried about being hurt or held hostage. the crisis is driving up gasoline prices. $3.69 in chicago. crude oil as $100 a barrel for the first time since 2008. libya is a big producer. but big oil's deals with gadhafi
ABC
Feb 18, 2011 4:00am PST
as faceless bureaucrats. but we're talking about teachers and nurses and firemen. >> reporter: president obama said yesterday that the wisconsin budget seems like an assault on unions. house speaker john boehner quickly countered saying a president shouldn't attack a governor for tackling the tough, budget problems. vinita and rob? >> emily schmidt, in washington. thanks, emily. >>> arabs are out in force today, despite a government ban on public gatherings in bahrain. protesters are defiant, saying they will bring down the 200-year-old monarchy. >> the white house is chastising the government's violent crackdown on protesters. and urging some restraint. >>> the obama administration is also reaching out to support democracy in egypt, redirecting funds once meant for hosni mubarak's government. >> marches are planned across that country today, to celebrate one week since the end of the mubarak regime. lama hasan joins us, now live, from cairo, by phone, with more. good morning, lama. >> reporter: good morning. tens of thousands have massed in tahrir square, liberation square, for what they're c
Univision
Feb 7, 2011 1:00am PST
y democracia? >> el presidente obama lo ha dejado bien claro. la decisiÓn de quiÉn va a gobernar a egipto es decisiÓn del pueblo de egipto. lo que nosotros siempre estamos promoviendo es que tiene que ser una transiciÓn rÁpida, establece y con paz. Ésa es la polÍtica de este gobierno. >> pasemos a este continente, quÉ es lo que estados unidos puede hacer para que lo que estÁ ocurriendo en estos momentos en que egipto no se repita, con tanta pobreza, con tantos jÓvenes que salen de las universidades latinoamericanas. quÉ podemos hacer? >> los problemas de África son en cierto. parecidos a los qu se ven en amÉri latina. _cierto punto. estamos tratando de utilizar los instrumentos que tiene estados unidos en el sector privado, utiliza remesas de los migrantes. _utilizar. son $ 60 mil millones al aÑo. en lugares como el salvador y honduras, el 20% del producto bruto son remesas. en mÉxico, despuÉs del petrÓleo, muchos aÑos ha sido remesas. Éstas, se acusan para el consumo pero hay una manera de incentivar los bancos que las reciben a que las
CBS
Feb 8, 2011 4:00am EST
to see you. i'm terrell brown in for betty nguyen. the obama administration has refined its position on the question of whether mubarak should stay or go. the answer now is go but not yet. the white house admitted monday it does not endorse mubarak's immediate resignation. the obama administration is throwing its support behind the newly appointed vice president, but he says egypt isn't ready for democracy. all of this will flies in the face of protests as they've been on the streets now for 15 days. terry mccarthy has the latest. >> reporter: the protesters are still here in the square behind me. in fact many of them slept out in what is becoming a virtual tent city in what is normally a busy public traffic square. in the battle of wills that is developing, the government has announced a pay rise of 15% for public servants. presumably to win their sympa y sympathies. and it has announced the stock market will reopen here next sunday. meanwhile, the uprising that has been largely leaderless has finally found its first hero. wael ghonim. he's a google executive in jail for 12 days fo
NBC
Feb 8, 2011 4:00am PST
♪ >>> this morning on "early today," rethinking reform. the obama administration puts the brakes on calls for a swift leadership change in egypt. >>> texas tragedy, drug violence along the border with mexico claims the lives of at least two u.s. high school students. >>> and handbag heroin, a jewelry store attack is foiled by a purse-wielding woman. >> narrator: this is "early today" for tuesday, february 8th, 2011. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> hello and good morning. i'm lynn berry. today, we begin with compromise in cairo. the united states is reconsidering a push for swift reform in egypt, calling for a slower pace to progress, easing the call for a transition to power and president hosni mubarak to step down. whether egypt protesters accept the timetable for his stepdown remains to be seen. northbound's tracie potts joins us from washington with the latest. >> good morning, everyone. the u.s. is starting to wonder whether mubarak's immediate resignation may not be the best action because it would trigger a new election within 60 days mandatory, and given
MSNBC
Feb 24, 2011 5:00am EST
obama broke his public silence on the violence calling it, quote, outrageous. he said his highest priority is protecting u.s. citizens as the state department works to liberate them from libya by ferry. >>> protests continue over a proposal to strip public employees in wisconsin of collective bargaining rights and now that divide is deepening after a prank phone call to that state's governor puts a spotlight on potential motives behind the controversy. here's nbc national investigative correspondent michael isakoff. >> reporter: publicly, governor scott walker defended the rights is about saving money. >> we'll balance the budget the right way and not push it off. >> reporter: in a phone call he thought he was having with a major campaign donor, he provided evidence that the real motivation is what they have been saying all along, to crush public unions. >> you essentially are having taxpayers' money being used to to lobby. it's absolutely clous. >> reporter: he believed the caller was koch. he was talking to a left-leaning journalist posing as koch. >> this is our moment. >> repo
MSNBC
Feb 24, 2011 5:30am EST
. >>> next 30 minutes is your cram session for this thursday, february 24th. the obama administration's announcement it will no longer defend the federal law that bans the recognition of same-sex marriage. plus, carmelo anthony makes his debut at the garden. did his performance justify the price of scalpers for tickets? we'll show you the highlights. >>> but first, let's get to the news lye at 5:30 a.m. here at 30 rock in new york city. libyan leader moammar gadhafi is reportedly losing his grip on power this morning as anti-government protesters gain control of a growing number of cities. right now the eastern portion of the country is all but broken away with gadhafi holed up in the capital tripoli. in a further sign of the faltering sign, there's report that is two air force pilots parachuted out of the war plane and let it crash rather than follow orders to bomb a city held by the opposition. meanwhile, international momentum is building to punish gadhafi's regime. breaking his silence on the crisis, president obama said his administration is studying a full range of options inclu
MSNBC
Feb 2, 2011 5:30am EST
. president obama also challenging mubarak to immediately begin a transfer of power in a brief statement last night, obama went on to praise those calling for democracy in egypt. >> it is not the role of any other country to determine egypt's leaders. only the egyptian people can do that. what is clear, what i indicated tonight to president mubarak is my belief that an orderly transition must be meaningful, must be peaceful, and it must begin now. to the people of egypt, particularly the young people of egypt, i want to be clear -- we hear your voices. i have an unyielding belief that you will determine your own destiny. >> transition of power now was the key there from president obama. his remarks came hours after mubarak said he would not seek re-election this september, but also said he would not yield to growing demands that he resign now. saying in part my top priority and responsibility is to restore the security and stability of the nation to ensure the peaceful transition of power. the egyptian leader vowed not to flee the country saying he would die on egyptian soil. his offer did no
MSNBC
Feb 11, 2011 5:30am EST
this is home to obama, oprah, michael jordan, as you know, the birthplace of one william russell geist. my home can be visited for only 25 bucks per visitor. the biggest name in town now, rahm emanuel, still on the ballot, opening up a big lead in the race to become the next city's mayor a wgn poll out shows emanuel just one percentage away in this pool from the 50 percentage points he would need to avoid a runoff on february 22nd. we'll get into that mayor's race later on. right now it's 4:30 a.m. in chicago. let's wake up together slowly. some help from the bar. shoot me an e-mail at waytooearly@msnbc.com or do what jake does, text the word awake followed by your response to 622639. we'll read the best responses later in the show. more from chicago later in the show, first major overnight developments in egypt. thousands of anti-government protesters are packed into cairo's main square while others have gathered outside the city's presidential palace. the demonstrations come a day after a defiant president mubarak refused to step down despite widespread speculation yesterday that he would. to
MSNBC
Feb 15, 2011 5:30am EST
obama presented congress with his budget for fiscal year 2012, the focus in washington shifts this morning to more immediate spending needs. later today the house will open debate on legislation that would fund government activities through the rest of this fiscal year and cut more than 60 billion from current spending. as for the president's proposed $3.7 trillion plan, it lays out a path to cut the deficit by more than $1 trillion over the next decade. largest cuts come in mandatory spending including social programs, defense spending, discretionary spending and interest on debt. the president says his plan contains tough choices and fis commission concluded, the only way to truly tackle our deficit is to cut excessive spending wherever we find it, in domestic spending, defense spending, health care spending, and spending through tax breaks and loopholes. so what we've done here is make a down payment, but there's going to be more work that needs to be done and it will require democrats and republicans coming together to make it happen. >> the president says this is just th
KRON
Feb 1, 2011 11:00pm PST
's president announced he will not seek reelection. and president obama responds to the situation. >> he recognizes that the status quo is not sustainable. >>> but first, a heart breaking day in the search for a missing 4-year-old boy. search crews recover the body of giuliani cardenas from a canal. reaction from the boy's family and the community that rallied to find him. it was 13 days ago that cardenas was taken from his grandmother's arms by his mother's former boyfriend. today after days of agonizing searches of an irrigation canal the search crews found the child's body. this map shows where it was found and where the original search started and where the crews pulled the silver toyota corolla from the waters on friday. the distance was about 30 miles. the body was spotted by a water department worker. there is no sign of the alleged kidnapper. at this point, the sheriff has issued a homicide warrant against rodriguez. but investigators believe that he, too, will be found in that canal. >> many cars as we pulled out of the canal and as much debris as we have found in our diving ope
PBS
Feb 27, 2011 3:00pm PST
in libya. >> these actions violate every standard of common decency. this violence must stop. >> the obama administration decides not to defend it the defense of marriage act. >> the president's the position has been consistent. he has long opposed it as unnecessary and unfair. >> meet the next mayor of chicago. >> thank you, chicago, for the stumbling a victory. all i can say -- you sure know how to make a guy feel at home. captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> a couple of thoughts as we begin in today's discussion at. want, elections have consequences two, it is no longer your father's labor movement. republicans got majorities in statehouses across the midwest. union members are feeling the consequences of those elections. in wisconsin, gov. scott walker has come up with the plan that would strip collective bargaining rights for most public workers. here is a tea party member. >> i don't believe in unions. they will be the death of this country. i'm tired of paying their benefits. >> imagine what the country would be like without unions. corporate america
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